Don’t Be So Critical (I Know it’s Hard)

Cover of Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us “What people are afraid of isn’t failure. It’s blame. Criticism.” – Seth Godin from the book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us What an amazing observation. We’re afraid of people…

Continue Reading Don’t Be So Critical (I Know it’s Hard)

Last Reads of the Year

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom I love the concept of this novel. It’s about the man who first started to count and measure time. It started out innocently enough, but this one man’s preoccupation changed the entire world. As…

Continue Reading Last Reads of the Year

The Power of Musical Education

“We make a big mistake in education by compensating everyone called ‘teacher’ on the same salary schedule. Music teachers arguable work longer hours, have greater influence, and contribute more to the community than most of their colleagues. Music education positions…

Continue Reading The Power of Musical Education

Belief

“People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what that they tell themselves. What leaders do: they give people stories they can tell…

Continue Reading Belief

Whatever Happened to Good Reads?

I love reading. I always have a book on the go. Here are the latest titles that I’ve worked my way through in the past few weeks. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen I love the idea the main…

Continue Reading Whatever Happened to Good Reads?

Speechless (Let’s Take Action to Make Things Better)

Sometimes we don’t stop to think about how much power our words have. It’s easy to blurt something out that you really have no right to share, something that can hurt someone else, something that is probably better left unsaid….

Continue Reading Speechless (Let’s Take Action to Make Things Better)

Latest Graphic Novels

Here are the latest graphic novels that I have read this year. Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale A student of mine was reading this and she was so utterly captivated by it, I knew I…

Continue Reading Latest Graphic Novels

I Love Comics! (Latest Batch of Reads for 2012)

I’m enjoying building this little digital bookcase, of sorts. I’ve never really kept a reading log. I read for the sheer enjoyment of it, but this year, I am keeping track of every single title. Here are my latest graphic…

Continue Reading I Love Comics! (Latest Batch of Reads for 2012)

Magic Street, Transformers UK, and more!

I love reading! Here are the latest titles I’ve zoomed through this month. Magic Street by Orson Scott Card Cecil Tucker discovers an abandoned baby and convinces his mom to adopt him. He names the baby Mack Street and he…

Continue Reading Magic Street, Transformers UK, and more!

Latest Graphic Novel Reads

I’m really enjoying cataloging everything I’ve read over the course of the year. I don’t know why I never did this before. Here are the latest graphic novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading in 2012. Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors…

Continue Reading Latest Graphic Novel Reads